Friday, August 5, 2016

Get to Know JC Eater: Bill

Welcome to "Get to Know JC Eater" where every week I post a profile of a local resident sharing where and what they love to eat in Jersey City.  This site is meant to be useful to the community so what better way to do that than involve the community itself? If you'd like to be featured, please leave a comment below or email me directly.

This week's JC Eater is a Korean food enthusiast who enjoys biking around Jersey City.

What's your name?
Bill Duenskie

Where in Jersey City do you live?
Downtown Powerhouse Arts District

Do you have a favorite non-food spot/area in Jersey City?
Liberty State Park, my wife and I bike there quite a bit, and we will sometimes take the boardwalk to Hoboken, its's a great scenic ride.

Do you follow a specific dietary lifestyle?
No, we basically eat anything that isn't running away from us.

What are your favorite places to eat in your neighborhood?
There's not really much in the Powerhouse area, but we're so close to Grove/Newark.  I would say the best place that is close to us would be the Roman Nose, their meatballs are phenomenal and they do great pizzas as well.

What are your favorite places to eat in Jersey City overall?
We love some many places, so I'll list out a few here by cuisine:  
Razza for pizza (not technically a cuisine) 
Grand Sichuan for Chinese
Taqueria Downtown for Mexican
Dolma for Turkish 
Skinners Loft for American 
Just BeClaws for Seafood
Miso Ramen for Japanese
Dullboy for drinks and Milk Sugar Love for ice cream (although I will say the chocolate is better at Bucket and Bay).

Is there a particular dish in Jersey City that's your favorite or that you find yourself recommending over and over?
The Linguine di Spinaci all'amatriciana at Pasta Dal Cuore is amazing, it's the best I've had outside of Italy.  The ricotta pancakes served at brunch at GP's are the best pancakes I've ever had.  Also, the Shredded Beef Brisket & Yukon Gold Potato Hash, Two Fried Eggs and Harissa from Satis Bistro is a really great brunch as well.

What kind of restaurant would you love to see in Jersey City that isn't here already?
Afghani - there was a place in Morristown, NJ where I grew up called Pamir, it was pretty awesome and it's a cuisine you don't see around too much although there are a couple decent places in NYC.  Also a traditional Korean BBQ place like Dong Bang Grill in Fort Lee NJ.

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